An ongoing political battle between the Obama administration and Congress over construction of the budget-busting Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina heated up after Oct. 3, when Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is suspending its participation in the international treaty governing plutonium disposition that served as the project’s impetus.
The $1.6-billion Wekiva Parkway project, a joint effort of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT), has been lauded nationally and locally as a standout example of collaborative planning between infrastructure builders and environmental interest groups.
“Staying within the headlights” is how Vann Cleveland, vice president at specialty contractor Cleveland Electric Co., describes the family-owned company’s vigilance against overextending its capabilities in the vigorous Georgia construction market.
Winning this prestigious award this year is the $2.3-billion Salt Waste Processing Facility project. Completed in 2016, the SWPF was built to process the salt waste filling 51 underground tanks at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C.